Comment 107698

By RobF (registered) | Posted January 08, 2015 at 14:18:10 in reply to Comment 107691

Though i don't agree with Whitehead's position on the bus lanes or the report, I think you're off base. His constituents don't vote for him to be "objective", per se. He's there to represent them at council, and his vote is tied to what they see as their interests in the matter.

Beyond that i wouldn't hang my hat on the mantle of objectivity ... its often defiled and is an ideal that's seldom if ever realized in actual research and decision-making. How do you think we got urban expressways and one-way streets in the first place? (Yes, I'm aware there were critics at the time, but the "experts" and their studies favoured them and council approved them).

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